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Speedo Ban

Fellow gays, ladies, and anyone else who enjoys a peek at the package to get them through the day, stand up and be heard, for the shot heard 'round the world has been fired and Puritanism once again wins the day!




"Alton Towers today announced a ban on tiny trunks at its aquatic park, on pain of compulsory bikini waxing.

Rachael Lockitt, the park's PR manager, rejected any suggestion that the Speedo story was dreamt up to generate a little August publicity. However, the venue got good press mileage in May when it announced a similar "ban" on children wearing high heels to cheat the height requirements on its rides.

It insists the trunks-only rule is an "extreme measure … to prevent embarrassment among fellow members of the public and to maintain the family-friendly atmosphere at the resort".

"While women may hail the return of the skimpy bathers, the style itself is not deemed public or family friendly, and therefore we are requesting that male swimmers wear more appropriate styles such as boardshorts."

This is an OUTRAGE! What's next? Beach burkas? Funny, but we're not hearing anything about banning the bikini to save families from "embarrassment." We fear that this form of discrimination will find its way over the Atlantic to this, our be-speedo'd shores.

Oh, who are we kidding? To our eternal regret, the grape-smuggler largely disappeared from our hallowed shores decades ago, save for the occasional competitive swimmer and a few gay vacation spots (and even the gays have largely abandoned this most tantalizing of swimwear and tanning options).

And frankly, we think there's nothing more ridiculous than the ubiquitous "board short," a bathing suit that rivals those of the Victorian era for prudishness and modesty. We remember fondly the days of our youth when men wore shorts and bathing suits that actually revealed the upper thigh when the weather got hot. And oh, is there anything more erotic than a flash of skin inches away from the goods? Hemlines have risen and fallen a dozen times over since then but men still insist on wearing shorts that, at most, reveal their knees. Feh.

If we can get all analytical on your asses, we've always felt that men's summer clothing got modest almost two decades ago because of two factors: the normalization of gay male desire and the revelation that women enjoy sex and enjoy looking at men. The poor dears just couldn't handle the attention and covered up their dainty flowers in response. Poo to that.

We can already hear the responses (especially from the ladies): "I don't want to look at some fat guy's junk hanging out!" Well neither do we! You know what else we don't want to see? A fat girl in a string bikini, but just try and make that argument in support of banning them altogether. The outrage would be Biblical.

Ladies (and gents), we're here to tell you that the male body is a GORGEOUS thing and we decry the movement to cover it up or call it shameful. No, we don't want to see grandpa in a banana hammock either, but we sure wouldn't mind if some of the fitter guys out there would show off the goods more.


Source: Alton Towers bans men in Speedos [GuardianUK]


[Photo: likastarr.com]


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I have a picture of my husband in a speedo from over 20 years ago. And he looks breath-taking. Even our straight male friends commented on his body when he wore that thing. All these years later, the body is still looking good and he could still rock a Speedo. But our teenaged kids would die of embarrassment. Some things are better left to youth.


Dilemma: The guys that you would want to be wearing the speedos are never the ones who actually wear them.


My boyfriend wears Speedos all the time when we travel to the beach, to the pool...this ban is ridiculous. It's not like they're naked.


You'll have to post (a lot) more pics before I can make up my mind about this issue.


The Speedo v. Bikini argument is compelling, and rightly so.

it's up to a person's own judgement what they're willing to wear, and wax in order to wear said outfit.


If I have to look at stuffed bikinis with boobs spilling out they can look at some sausage packages too. Equal and fair.


Now, THIS is justified outrage. I've forgotten all about those supermodels now. :)


I don't know; they always looked kind of uncomfortable to me (though I don't have the package so I can't decisively state anything), and I'm not turned on by staring at a crotch, even if it's one on a hot guy. Mostly it makes me uncomfortable (and for the record, the same applies to brazilian or tiny triangle bikinis). For me it's all about the abs, arms and calves, so I don't really care either way. If board shorts got a bit tighter or rose their hemlines though, that would be fine by me.


A-MEN!!!!

XOXOXOXOXO


Tony said:

"Dilemma: The guys that you would want to be wearing the speedos are never the ones who actually wear them."

***************

So often true, in reference to the bikini as well. Though, tending to the grandma-ish in my tastes in public display, I would happily live with 2 decades of board shorts and women's one-piece suits if that could only spare me 5 minutes of waaay Too Much (visual) Information.


I'm with you guys.

The ONE thing I miss about 1970's fashions is the men's athletic shorts that glorified the thigh. Sigh. A reason to look through 30-year-old college yearbooks -- for the basketball team.


Yes, this is ridiculous. Lord knows I have seen more than one tiny string bikini come off a girl at a public beach or waterpark in my time, yet gee, never seen it happen to a Speedo. Not to mention the fact that many speedos probably have more square footage than some of those tiny bikinis. Oh but I forgot, it's ok to sexualize women in America, just not men. *rolls eyes* I'm for the objectification of everyone.


Not a huge fan of the banana hammock myself, but I think banning them is ridiculous. What is this, Little House on the freaking Prairie?
The "family friendly" folks sometimes get hysterical over nothing.


From what I've heard, Michael Jordan started the trend of the long-length shorts. He claims he wore them that length so he could cover up his North Carolina shorts, which he always wore during his pro career. However, his style caught on, and soon mostly everyone wore their shorts at a longer length.

What is needed is a new 'star' to hike 'em up, and then everyone will follow... ;-)


Lulu said...
The "family friendly" folks sometimes get hysterical over nothing.



They'll do anything to suppress their sexual cravings. You know it's more about THEM than it is about you or Speedos.


I love looking at a hot guy in a speedo, and the ban is rather silly. I think the squarecut trunk, much like the boxer brief, is more flattering and masculine, while still revealing. For a guy in shape, the speedo shows off your body way better than boardshorts.


Unacceptable! Let the man thighs out!


I have no problem with this. Only 0.00000000001% of men actually look hot in speedos. Go to the gym pool for your fix.


I almost feel like I need to post this anonymously :o( I don't think that I am a prude but it is hard to regulate taste.

When I first saw the thumbnail, I thought - TMI. Fabrics are getting very thin and - ahem - form-fitting. And to the comment - "It's not like they're naked." Really? In plenty of cases, it would almost be better if they were.

I draw a parallel to my mother who is a militant smoker - I've told her that it is people like her that resulted in the backlash against all smoking. Same here, they "can't" enforce the rules on subjective criteria - like who looks okay and who looks frightening, what is covered but still exposes too much, how much hair must be removed...

Most times I see Speedo's they are old or large foreign men. I do agree that some women should not be wearing bikinis either, but men who should not be shirtless can already can walk around in public
shirtless.

I don't think that boardshorts are necessary, but at least in family settings I can understand the complaint.


" shinything said...

I have no problem with this. Only 0.00000000001% of men actually look hot in speedos. Go to the gym pool for your fix."

The same percentage of women look good in bikinis. Would you a support a ban of them?


Speedo, schmeedo. They need to BAN the 100-year-old super-hairy man who went swimming at my YMCA pool in a pair of old, worn-out, dingy-grey UNDERPANTS. I didn't need to see that clingy, translucent mess stepping out of the pool as I struggled with my lame-ass dog-paddling laps.

I'm freakin' scarred for life, fellas. I'm gonna go back and look at the hot Speedo photos again, I think it might cancel out the trauma....


Ask, I don't think the point was "Speedos aren't skimpy" so much as it was "there is really no quantifiable difference between a speedo and a bikini." You yourself said you view them somewhat differently. Why is that? They're both especially small scraps of spandex-y fabrics that cover genitals (and breasts) and little else. Labeling one as dirty and the other as "family-friendly" is essentially ranking one sex organ over another. Few people would think banning bikinis would be reasonable, so why is this ok?

I love how women are supposedly always the oppressed sex, lol. Riiight.


I think people are confusing the issues here, it's not about who should or should not wear a Speedo; it's the fact that somebody woke up and decided that NOBODY would be allowed to wear them and THAT is an outrage.


'Anonymous said...
" shinything said...

I have no problem with this. Only 0.00000000001% of men actually look hot in speedos. Go to the gym pool for your fix."

The same percentage of women look good in bikinis. Would you a support a ban of them?'

In tongue-in-cheek-land, yes.


Women, how would you feel if someone said that you're not allowed to wear skirts in the office anymore? That's the point here. It's another freedom taken away from you.


CroqueMonsieur said...
Lulu said...
The "family friendly" folks sometimes get hysterical over nothing.


They'll do anything to suppress their sexual cravings.


That really is untrue.
First - plenty of us just don't find this particularook causing cravings

Secondly, "Family Friendly" is supposed to be a place where children are. Thongs are not appropriate there either.

IMO a big part of the issue is how much is still exposed by the thin fabric. junk stuffed in the trunk to me is different than being able to have a sketch artist draw it in detail while looking at the guy in the speedo.

This makes me think about how sometimes models, are naked but covered in paint so the view is altered - but if the paint were flesh colored or called attention such as painting nipple shapes on the nips and...well you get the pt.

In private or adult only places the "rules" are not the same.


It's embarrassing that a bathing suit of all things would be banned to ensure a "family friendly" atmosphere.

I still can't link the two up. How does showing more skin make it inappropriate for families? Children aren't threatened by nudity because they haven't experienced as much shame over their bodies that adults do. It's ludicrous to perpetuate these puritanical doctrines that mean relatively little. Why do we get offended by "indecent" exposure? Why is the human body sinful?


Anon 1:44 Um you are attributing "quotes" to me that I didn't make. I never said what you attributed to me.

I had not made the argument about the difference between a speedo and a bikini. nor had I said that I view them differently.

But umm- you do know that the Female anatomy IS different that the Male anatomy?
...
And no one wants to see camel toe either.


Bikinis not only show the exact shape of the breast, but most of them actually expose a large part of the breast, sans nipples. How is that different than a crotch outline in a Speedo? Oh right, it isn't. At all. Keep trying.


I live in a part of Florida with a large Eastern European immigrant community, so every time I go to the beach I am guaranteed to see at least one 60+ barrel-chested Russian man in a speedo-type suit. Is it attractive? No, not necessarily, but it's not as if these guys who aren't rocking their speedo would look much better in jams. I don't care what they wear, and I don't care if my 6 year old sees men wearing speedos.

The only way I can imagine that a speedo would be embarrassing at a water park is if the gift escapes its package, and that seems highly unlikely. On the other hand, my tits falling out of my suit? Happens all too often.

However, I would dearly love to see a worldwide ban on long trunks and bodysuits in the elite levels of men's swimming. Bring back the Speedo for the men who are SUPPOSED to be wearing them!


'if the gift escapes its package'

LMFAO


and I'm not turned on by staring at a crotch, even if it's one on a hot guy. Mostly it makes me uncomfortable

I always thought "uncomfortable" was really just repressed attraction :)

I love itty bitty bikinis on men and women. Even fat men and women. But then again I'm a closet nudist :) I also agree that banning speedos on men is discriminatory if women are still allowed to wear bikinis. It's just that the male gaze, and hence female nudity or semi-nudity, is privileged.


Ask is unintentionally exemplifying the entire point of this post: the only real difference between Speedos and bikinis are people's reactions to male vs. bodies and male vs. female sexuality. Everyone is entitled to feel how they feel, the point is they are feelings and not based on rationality. Ranking boobs above penis is 'fine' if that's what you want to do, it just seems bizarre to claim that's not what you're doing. Saying "Well, IIII personally think penises are just icky!!!" is an opinion. Policies should not be based off of personal opinions, but rather rational decision-making.


I feel very strongly that you cannot have it both ways. If it is ok for women to wear bikinis, it should be ok for a man to wear a speedo. Having said that, I also believe that it is rediculous that men be allowed to go shirtless in public yet women must "hide their shame"! Mybe if parents were a little more open with their own children about sexuality and that it is ok to be curious, we wouldn't have to worry about this so much. A little honesty with a kid really does go a long way. When it comes to the beaches and pools, I feel that people should be their own judges in how much they should cover up. If that means seeing a saggy elderly man in a speedo, or a grossly overweight girl in a bikini, so be it. We do not all haver perfect bodies and everyone is different, and surprisingly to some, children are usually way more OK with this than parents give them credit for. If parents would just answer whatever questions their kids present, calmly and matter-of-factly, then kids won't see it as a big deal. A byline to this subject- I am solely breastfeeding my baby, in California, in the middle of summer and I would love, love, love to just rip off my shirt so I was not so darn hot all the time.


Burka-bikini? LOL. But speaking as one of those older women who should NOT be wearing a bikini I do wish that there was something more modest than a bikini, tankini or cellulite-and-gut-revealing one piece to wear. Alta


Oh for heavens sake that is ridiculous isn't it?
But it's just some private resort right? So it's not a big deal really. I guess they can do what they want.
I agree with TheNYCourier in his assessment of the "sexuality factor" .
I hate it when things like this come up and the give the reason as "family friendly". So dumb.
Personally I don't have a problem seeing old or ugly people wearing skimpy suits.It makes me feel better about myself.


Boo/Hiss - like previous posters have said, it's not like they're naked. People should be allowed to wear what they want to the pool/beach/etc.

On a more shallow, but still relevant note: http://4pack.files.wordpress.com/2008/07/phelpslochte.jpg


Yeah, I'm going to save my ire for the people swim in their underwear at public beaches. I'm okay with little boys and girls, but the last time I went to the beach here in Chicago there was a group of teen boys frolicking in the waves in their tightie-whities and boxers, and I felt dirty just watching them. Especially the dude wearing the pin-striped boxer shorts where nothing, I mean nothing, was left to the imagination. I'm too old to be ogling teen-aged boys!


I completely agree. I lived in Brazil briefly, where everyone no matter how skinny or chubby can walk around in little more than dental floss. I was mortified to buy my first pair of Brazilian booty shorts (although my inner gay child was ecstatic), but I was persuaded by my host family and I am telling you, there are few things more liberating showing off the goods during a fabulous day at the beach (also, caipirinhas help).

This ban outrages me so much that it has polarized my opinion into believing speedos and bikinis should be MANDATORY. The sooner we embrace our bodies and realize that no one is perfect and that everyone is beautiful in their own right, the better! The whole point of going to the beach is to relax and enjoy the sunshine, so why the aquatic strait jackets?

I also agree that this is an outrageous double standard. What if the Victoria's Secret models weren't allowed to wear bikinis in the show? What if Burt Lancaster had been wearing one of the new Amish beachwear fashions? Who would have watched Baywatch if Pam Anderson had to dress more conservatively?

For that matter, so what if you can see the outline of a penis? Men have penises; get over it. You know, I don't see anyone complaining when Busty McGee has her girls waving all over the place in the kiddie pool. Trying to visually castrate American men as if they were Ken dolls is just silly and unfair.

TLo, you boys nailed it on the head: New Puritans! In protest, I am about to go out and wear my Scarlet S proudly outside while sunbathing this afternoon.


I personally think that this should be hailed as discrimination against europeans.


This is bullshit. It's a total double standard, and it's totally wrong. Perhaps if the Puritans don't want to see the outlines of packages, they should stop staring at people's crotches. Oh, but that's right. They need something to complain about, otherwise they would cease to exist.

My personal preference is to see a guy in a trim pair of trunks (NOT board shorts, which I hate) but if someone wants to wear a Speedo, he should be allowed to wear a damn Speedo.


Oh, my. Now, that's a picture that doesn't require make up or special lighting.

Once upon a time, a long time ago, I was in Paris for a while. To earn a little money, I got a job going to the apt. of a Brazilian guy who was at university and needed to practice his English (the books in his field were in English). My job: just go over and have English conversation. But he'd usually forget out appointments. Once he wasn't there. Another time, he came to the door tying up up his robe-- and there was a girl in the bedroom. Another time, he came to the door with his boys encased in nothing more than a Speedo, ushered me in and proceeded with our English conversation session. All beautiful Brazilian body encased in nothing more than a Speedo.

I told him he'd have to put some pants on if we were to continue the lesson.


another laura

It's really a matter of taste and judgment, no? There should be no regulation of taste.

Poo on Alton Towers!


P.S. I think the ban is a ridiculous double standard, but like Gail (above) said, it's difficult for me to be sure without seeing additional examples. If you know what I mean.


my Speedo opinion was irrevocably broken when I lived in Florida, with a view of a pool from my room. The ONLY people I ever saw in Speedos were very old dudes, going for their Constitutional Swim. White chest hair, wrinkly chests, saggy Speedos - not endearing. not at all.

if bikini-ban is next, i'm fine. In fact, I think the only way *I* could appear on a public beach is in a Victorian-era bloomers-and-smock style wool bathing costume. OR in those little bathing machines that actually lowered you straight from the changing room into the water so no one would gaze upon your indecent form. This is the best Victorian invention of them all.

but damn, those boys look mighty nice in those pictures you posted....


Bah. There's nothing wrong with speedos. And, honestly, while speedos may make a lot of people glance at the crotch momentarily, what does it tell you about the person who lingers there long enough to notice such things as in the above pictures AND THEN complain about it.


...It's a private resort. It's not as if speedos have been banned across the country or anything like that.

I don't agree with it and I believe that not banning skimpy bikinis too sends bit of a hypocritical message.

But it's a private resort and they can really do whatever they wish. If you want to wear a speedo, go somewhere else.


Yes, ban the bikini!

I seriously don't understand how anyone could go out in public and feel comfortable in, what is essentially, their underwear.

Male or female.

I think I have a throwback modesty gene.


Hey, some places are banning suits that cover too much.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8197917.stm


shinything said:
"Only 0.00000000001% of men actually look hot in speedos."

If that's true, then I've slept with ALL of them!


The last time Speedos were in style, they were a tad larger and looser. These are pushing it the same way tiny thong bikinis are.

I'd actually be for banning both at public pools under some sort of general decency guidelines. *ducks rocks, brickbats, hammers* I just really don't want to see the junk, the cellulite, the butt cheeks, blah, blah, blah, blippity bloop. Sue me.


Check out this news. They banned "burkini" swim suits in France. I laughed so hard...
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8197917.stm


my boyfriend wanted to get these this year:
http://imagecache.asos.com/inv/S/95/873/478537/BrownWhite/image1xl.jpg

they are super short and his legs looked fantastic.

sadly, his middle wasn't in good enough shape for the waistline.


Funny you mentioned "beach burkas." They're called "burkinis" and Afghan women have been lobbying to wear them to public pools. Alas, they're still banned.


It's a private pool, fercryinoutloud! I know places where bikinis ARE against the rules. If you want to rock your Speedo, don't go there, it's not like it's a national law.


Funny article. The comments about being "family friendly" always tickle me. I remember my first trip to Opal Beach in Pensacola and how comfortable all the little naked children were with everything. Just need enough cover to keep the candiru out. I prefer guys in Speedos to tuck though ;-)

Anyway, private resort, so not much to say except that it's a silly ban. And there are bathing burqas, BTW. It's hilarious.


Who wants to bet that this ban was thought up by a man with Speedo Envy (if you know what I mean).

--GothamTomato


Anonymous said...

It's a private pool, fercryinoutloud! I know places where bikinis ARE against the rules. If you want to rock your Speedo, don't go there, it's not like it's a national law
.

I think most people here realize this. That doesn't mean the issue itself is not contentious or debatable in society. I haven't seen a single person here say "Someone should sue Alton Towers!" Idiot.


We've got to get bicycle shorts into this conversation.....


People we are talking about my fellow Brits here. The more they cover up that pasty white skin, the better!
Seriously I don't think the issue is skin on show, it's what else is on 'show'. I don't need to know whether a guy is circumcised or not when I'm trying to enjoy the water park with my kids anymore than he needs to know whether the carpet matches the curtains.


i'm not dorothy gale

Ditto on your "poo to that", TLo!

And Tony is right: "Dilemma: The guys that you would want to be wearing the speedos are never the ones who actually wear them"...we won't see Jon Hamm in a speedo but we WILL see some sixty-something overweight actor in one.

DAMN!


Omg this is so wrong! I have *never* understood the male propensity of recent years to cover up, while women seem to wear less and less. Though I think TLo's theory is a good one - it does seem to coincide with women openly admitting they enjoy looking at men lol.

As an american girl born of european parents, I grew up believing that speedos were standard beach wear. I get very upset if I don't see some thigh. And come on, what is more gorgeous than a flash of a man's inner thigh? (Sorry, is that too much information?)

Also, I can't believe that they can get away with such a double standard - must must wear board shorts (which last I checked fall well below the knee), but girls can wear bathing suits? What the hell? There is nothing wrong with men's bodies!!


Women, how would you feel if someone said that you're not allowed to wear skirts in the office anymore? That's the point here. It's another freedom taken away from you.

Bad analogy. Almost every place I've worked has had a dress code banning certain items like sweats and requiring others like stockings. Employers can have any dress code they want.

The bikini comparison is much more appropriate.

I'd prefer they banned all swimwear. If nothing were hid as if it were shameful, I think kids would develop a much healthier attitude about their bodies. Assuming adults around them could stop being judgmental about others' bodies.


If it is ok for women to wear bikinis, it should be ok for a man to wear a speedo. Having said that, I also believe that it is rediculous that men be allowed to go shirtless in public yet women must "hide their shame"!

I couldn't agree more. That is a ridiculously misogynistic double standard to have in this day and age.

As for speedos and bikinis, I don't really like either one of them as items of clothing, but nearly nude pretty young things are so very difficult to rail against. :-)


Well I don't wear Speedos. But I do wear cropped bathing shorts and short shorts around town. I seriously do not won a pair of shorts that come within 5 inches of my knees. I love my legs, but seeing how this is North Carolina in the middle of the bible belt not too many men expose anything above the knee. Ever. Does it garner attention? Sure, but I also just like how it looks. So perhaps these men, fat and saggy young and tight alike, just like how it looks?


Just btw:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burqini


The burquini has been banned as well . . .

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090812/ap_on_re_eu/eu_france_burquini_banned


Thank you -- you made my day. Being boyfriend-less this summer, I haven't had much opportunity to appreciate that view.


Geeze....have these Alton Towers people ever been to a ballet? Are they going to start a movement to have tights banned from the performances?? I am a woman who appreciates a great male body, and I could care less whether it is in a Speedo, great fitting jeans, or a designer tux.


I'd vote for the ban. There are so many guys who really shouldn't wear them at the beach. If I wanted to see men in skimpy speedos... well that's what the internet is for.


TLo Worshipper

Cannot say I didn't see this thing coming...there have been cases leading up to now where the speedo was banned/lifted/banned again; I obviously think its ridiculous (for all other reasons stated) but especially because a good looking man, completely shaven, with abs of death and some nice "endowment" is a terrible thing to waste and should strut his stuff in the tiniest speedo possible...

I'd get upset...but its only a matter of time until TLo rules the world and all us hot guys are mandated to have to wear short-shorts and speedos 24/7, while we cater to all of TLo's requests in hopes their witty comments will grace our ears. All of this plus talking smack about the latest fashion show, last nights elimination on project runway and the Dutchess's brilliant criticisms, Mad Men, RuPaul's DRAGSTRAVAGANZA and more

Oh what could be...on that note, where do I apply?


Anonymous said...

I'd vote for the ban. There are so many guys who really shouldn't wear them at the beach. If I wanted to see men in skimpy speedos... well that's what the internet is for.


I love how for so many people rights is about what THEY want or approve not what's right for the community or others.


but we're not hearing anything about banning the bikini to save families from "embarrassment."

And you won't because older men will want to gawk at young girls in bikinis and that's okay because it doesn't make them feel inadequate like a well presented package in a speedo does.

Ladies (and gents), we're here to tell you that the male body is a GORGEOUS thing

You don't need to convince me!


I came of age in Italy in the 70's, where Speedo's were considered the option of the modest. Really. They had some TINY bathing suits back then.

Don't these things tend to sort themselves out? I mean, if you wear something 'daring' and you get laughed at, sneered at, or pointed at, then you might not wear that garment again.

Call it "Truth in Advertising" and give the rules a rest.


While I agree that there are plenty of Speedo-sporters who really shouldn't be, there is no WAY I support this ban. I've been far more "offended" (okay, mildly visually traumatized...) by my fellow chicks who trot out their tits for every occasion and their ass-cheeks for the beach, especially when they outweigh me by a hundred pounds, BUT they aren't me. They have the choice to wear what they want and I have the choice to look elsewhere; however, should one of my kids take notice and loudly comment, "I see that lady's BOOBIES and BUTT!" and can also choose to laugh without guilt.

Poo on that, indeed.


Bob Scrivens said...
shinything said:
"Only 0.00000000001% of men actually look hot in speedos."
If that's true, then I've slept with ALL of them!



ROFL. You're the best, Bob!


JLo
8/12/09 3:37 PM ...Seriously I don't think the issue is skin on show, it's what else is on 'show'. I don't need to know whether a guy is circumcised or not when I'm trying to enjoy the water park with my kids anymore than he needs to know whether the carpet matches the curtains..

People have been witing about tiny children running naked - not the same thing. A parent lets their 12 - 16 yo girl or boy naked at the beach - they are likely to end up in jail and no longer with custody of that child.


BritLad
8/12/09 4:45 PM

I love how for so many people rights is about what THEY want or approve not what's right for the community or others.


To the Brit - the fact is that this kind of comment can turn political very quickly. That is exactly what causes the fights between Pro-public funding Abortion and Anti, Pro-National Health Care bill/Anti, Pro-Tax hikes (always for the OTHERS) and Anti. and a number of other causes. If people would just get more Libertarian - get the govt out of all of these decisions where one group imposes their wishes on another - then we can worry about clothing dress codes.


umm, yeah.. I'm going to need to see a few more examples...


Mariana (The Unoriginal)

See, I grew with my uncles, brothers, cousins, father, and even my grandfather (granted, a not so skimpy version; more like a trunk version) wearing them all my life. I never thought it was indecent or immoral, I always thought it was what men wore at the beach. I never felt uncomfortable around my father wearing it. You're taught to be embarrassed and be ashamed. It's all in your head.


"And women can wear bikini bottoms I presume. Well I am sure the sisterhood are proud now, that their goals of feminism have gone so far that things like this happen."

Love this comment in the original post.


"Anonymous said...

To the Brit - the fact is that this kind of comment can turn political very quickly,"

he said, turning the discussion to politics immediately.


I completely agree with you. I love a *hot* man in a speedo!


Mariana 5:21
You're taught to be embarrassed and be ashamed. It's all in your head.

It's true. My whole family is from Brazil, so there isn't much I haven't seen on the beach! Including people who appear to not have mirrors in their homes! But whatever. They have a right to feel sexy too, even if nobody else thinks they are.

People who are for the ban are all, "well I don't want to see it". You can look away, you know. Just because you don't want to see it doesn't mean other people don't.


I agree that the ban's pretty silly and both genders should have an equal playing field in what they want to wear to the beach. But please, TLo and readers, I hope none are suggesting that only young, hot, hairless, conventionally good-looking people are allowed to wear whatever they want to the beach just because they're eye candy. That'd defeat the whole purpose of the argument.


That's such a unusual thing for me to read, once here in brasil most of the people who go to the beach only use speedos... a larger version than in the photos, but still speedos...


Whoever wants to ban this gets the gasface.


From a logical standpoint, it's no different a girl wearing a bikini. This ban should not have been created at all.


The ban is silly. Just silly. Yes, we'd have to deal with people who really don't appeal to us in these garments, but it's worth it.

And yes, I do miss naked man thighs.


The ban may be silly, but honestly? I don't want to see any guy in a Speedo.

It's called "mystery".

Neither do I wish to see a female in a string bikini if she's not under 30 and less than 120 lbs.


I don't care how old a guy is, or how much he weighs, or what he looks like: he should be able to wear a speedo if he wants. I also believe women should be able to wear the swimwear they want regardless of age, weight, body hair, etc. We're all adults, and should be free to dress ourselves without worrying about whether or not someone wants to shag us. It's not WRONG just because YOU don't find it attractive.


I have never seen a male wearing a speedo in person with bodies like those two. However, I do believe a person should be able to dress however he or she wants to, so long as no skin is showing that shouldn't be.

It's wishful thinking to hope that people who have the bodies for such things would be the only ones who wore them...


I assume this means you two will be wearing speedos at my pool this weekend.
Laura


This item is comical to me. A fight about speedos? Oh right. I am from a law background so if it is a private place saying to wear trunks, then, as a jacket and tie are required some places in order to dine, and shoes are required to be worn inside most stores, so be it. I like the male body, but I am not tantalized by it. My big city has the most well endowed men on earth, well able to be seen through normal clothing. I never hanker to see my lover's prize, slobber, slobber, on some other unknown guy, speedo or not. I am well brought up and not needy for the eye candy.

I know this is a gay post TLo, but this constant comparing of a milk producing organ, a tit, and the man's jewels and staff is so kindergarden and I am so sick of it. Bye the bye, fat, medium or small, (preferably perfect as in your image on top of hunk-o-speedo) any woman all wet and and feeling the good vibe can be erotic in swim wear, whether tasteful or not. You should see the pulchritude I see in the woman's dressing room at the gym. These "paid for" cretans that wallpaper your "In" collections would as a group wither in comparison, in no sense out sex them. I myself cover up a bit, it's all in how you are raised. I am straight and don't have to get all hot about seeing someone of the same sex or of the opposite sex. I ogle and like but it is far from a consitutional right issue to be able to look at a man's dick in public/private pool settings or elsewhere.

So if your argument TLo is that we as humanity are entitled to a peek, uh, if it is a private place...no we are not. It sounds like a self-esteem issue to me, not a brand name mankini issue. Ok, now hate me and ban me, I expect it. I live well and don't let things like this affront me at the core of my sexuality. My identity is what I choose it to be and I don't have to get it from someone else.


Puritanical, you guys are right on, like painting a bikini on a naked statue. Many Americans are modest to the point of taking away rights from people and hide behind "family values". Last I noticed, children are not afraid to be naked unless an adult shames them into it.

I'm not fond of the speedo and not really fond of thongs either...but that's not what this is about.

Anyway it's a plus to finally reveal the male body!


Wooooooord.

Frankly, I'm willing to put up with a few unsavory specimens trotting out their spandex-hugged junk if it means one or two hotties will do the same.


"BarbH said...

This item is comical to me. "

And that would be the only sentence in your lengthy, back-patting comment that even came remotely close to the truth of this post. The rest of it is such self-centered, unmitigated horseshit that it doesn't deserve a response, but we will say this:

"So if your argument TLo is that we as humanity are entitled to a peek, "

No, that was NOT our "argument" at all. Perhaps if you'd taken time out from telling us how well you were raised and how highly you think of yourself, you might have actually grasped that.

And finally, there's a reason we adopted the grid layout for this blog. If you don't want to read "gay" posts like this, do us all a favor and skip them. We've made it very easy for you to do so.


Let's not invite BarbH to the party.


I rather like to see the goodies advertised.


Well crap, I guess they're going to have to ban male high school swim teams, aren't they? Last I checked, they all wear speedos. And yeah, I really enjoyed the view when I was in high school myself, but I didn't hear anyone saying that they should be outlawed to preserve family values.


I agree with Gail: to make up my mind, I will need to see a couple of hundreds of these pictures.


Damn I want an invite to this exclusive LB party!

Well, anyway, I know what resort I'm not visiting.


What's next? Beach burkas? i just got done reading an article about a woman in paris who was banned from the public pool because she was wearing a "burkini"...

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32388642/ns/world_news-europe/?GT1=43001

too funny!!!


Hello, VPL. Nice to meet you.


I'm sorry what's going on? I was distracted by all the pictures...::drools::


At the risk of starting another controversy...what's with all the hate for hairy men? I happen to like hairy men. And it's not as if it is their fault that they happen to have hair. It's mother nature, people. Then again, I was a child of the 70's. I find all this quest to be hairless quite perplexing.

And itchy.


At the risk of starting another controversy...what's with all the hate for hairy men? I happen to like hairy men. And it's not as if it is their fault that they happen to have hair. It's mother nature, people. Then again, I was a child of the 70's. I find all this quest to be hairless quite perplexing.

And itchy.


Tlo said:
"If we can get all analytical on your asses, we've always felt that men's summer clothing got modest almost two decades ago because of two factors: the normalization of gay male desire and the revelation that women enjoy sex and enjoy looking at men. The poor dears just couldn't handle the attention and covered up their dainty flowers in response. Poo to that."


So true and funny, especially the "poor dears" covering their "dainty flowers" in response to potential ogling from gays and women. Can't handle the pressure to look good that we deal with everyday? Poor dears, indeed!


Was this in response to The Pretty Committee's recent ruling on Men in Speedos,http://www.ineedprettythings.com/style-on-trial-case-19/?
It's sad it had to come to this. Just goes to show you how a few bad apples can ruin it for everyone.
Let's be honest though, guys like Beckham, Jerry O' Connell, and Hugh Jackman aren't the kinda bodies you see at water parks.
Most of the guys who rock the Speedo, with the exception of those noted above, aren't that into ladies anyway. Too bad for that!

-- Lady Lex
www.ineedprettythings.com


I'm all for freedom for wearing what you want to wear, but are we honestly defending the speedo??? 99% of the time I see a dude wearing one I scrunch up my face in horror. And the parallel to girls in bikinis makes sense, but way more girls look good or at least passable in bikinis than GUYS in SPEEDOS. Yuck.

...Gotta admit though, that I drooled in ecstasy at the pic's of the guys in this post. Personally, I think only athletes should be allowed to wear them and not the pot-bellied Uggos that seem to be attracted to wearing them all the time!!!


In all fairness,you can not wear a thong in Alton Towers either. And who plans to vacation in an amusement park in England with speedos anyway? Folks with speedos have better taste in holidays I would imagine.


This ban is absurd and must not be allowed to spread. For decades females have worn garments that show off (and flatter) their breasts. Why, all of sudden, should garments that show off male bodies (and outline their genitalia) be banned? Obviously such speedos are for good male figures not old fatties. But the celebration of every feature of young male beauty is legitimate and desirable. My 17 year old son is particularly well endowed and loves so show it in speedos and lyrica track suits. He is proud of his body (including his genitals) and wants them to be noticed. His girlfriend too is proud to show him off. Am I to tell him that he should not be proud of his package (both parts) but rather ashamed of his masculinity. Forget it!


This thread has taken kind of a weird turn hasn't it? Anyway I know what I am going to do. I am going to wear a Speedo all day today! Who is with me?

{crickets chirp}

Anybody?


Sewing Siren said...

This thread has taken kind of a weird turn hasn't it?



Yes, it has.

I think it's ironic how people come here most of the time and go on and on about magazines glorifying anorexia, how much they photoshop the models and celebrities, how "real women" are not represented blah blah blah... but have no problem saying that chubby, unattractive men "shouldn't be allowed" to wear Speedos. It's unbelievable!!


Thank you as always TLo for speaking the truth. These same people who talk of "family friendly" are probably some of the same who parade their 4 year olds in over the top beauty pageants. It's ridiculous.


BarbH said...

This item is comical to me. A fight about speedos? Oh right. I am from a law background so if it is a private place saying to wear trunks, then, as a jacket and tie are required some places in order to dine, and shoes are required to be worn inside most stores, so be it. I like the male body, but I am not tantalized by it. My big city has the most well endowed men on earth, well able to be seen through normal clothing. I never hanker to see my lover's prize, slobber, slobber, on some other unknown guy, speedo or not. I am well brought up and not needy for the eye candy.

I know this is a gay post TLo, but this constant comparing of a milk producing organ, a tit, and the man's jewels and staff is so kindergarden and I am so sick of it. Bye the bye, fat, medium or small, (preferably perfect as in your image on top of hunk-o-speedo) any woman all wet and and feeling the good vibe can be erotic in swim wear, whether tasteful or not. You should see the pulchritude I see in the woman's dressing room at the gym. These "paid for" cretans that wallpaper your "In" collections would as a group wither in comparison, in no sense out sex them. I myself cover up a bit, it's all in how you are raised. I am straight and don't have to get all hot about seeing someone of the same sex or of the opposite sex. I ogle and like but it is far from a consitutional right issue to be able to look at a man's dick in public/private pool settings or elsewhere.

So if your argument TLo is that we as humanity are entitled to a peek, uh, if it is a private place...no we are not. It sounds like a self-esteem issue to me, not a brand name mankini issue. Ok, now hate me and ban me, I expect it. I live well and don't let things like this affront me at the core of my sexuality. My identity is what I choose it to be and I don't have to get it from someone else
.

Good God, what on Earth are you babbling about? Next time try for more substance, less style hon. Your aimless ramblings never even approached a point (and they didn't make you sound wordy or cute or clever, either).


@suzq--may I join you in support of hairy men? They're just so soft and cuddly and MANly...


Sewing Siren, I would *totally* be with you on the Speedo-wearing, but I think I'm kind of the person everybody has in mind when they talk about women who shouldn't be allowed to wear bikinis, so I don't think that would help prove your point.

You go ahead though! :D


Isabella (a few posts above this one) is dead-on; it's pretty trashy that so many people here are seriously debating this issue based on what the men in the speedos look like. It shouldn't be "only the men I find attractive should be allowed to wear them" or "I agree banning them is bad but only fatties wear them anyway". This whole thing is stupid.

I'm a lesbian and not at all interested in seeing anyone's man tackle outlined by their choice of swimwear, but even I don't think banning speedos is right. As long as you aren't going naked you should have a choice in what you want to wear at the beach, pool, etc.


I'd like to take a slightly different slant here and just affirm that I, as a straight woman, love looking at hot dudes and agree with TLo's assessment that having Ye Olde Male Gaze turned back on straight guys has certainly produced much discomfort and unwarranted prudishness from the once-hunters. And while part of me is brimming with gleeful "shoe's on the other foot NOW" joy, the other part of me would like to encourage everyone be more appreciative of mutual admiration and just learn the boundaries that comes along with it.

And then everybody wins.

In short, yay for hot dudes!

-- Anun


This all reminds of a scene from a Buster Keaton movie, 'Bed, Bath & Parlor' (I think it was called).

In it, two women were having a conversation, out by the pool, about whether the various men there were husband material, when one said to the other, 'You can't judge a husband by his bathing suit'. To which the first one replied, 'No, but you can get a rouigh idea'.

Nothing wrong with that.

--GothamTomato


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GothamTomato
8/13/09 11:08 AM This all reminds of a scene from a Buster Keaton movie, 'Bed, Bath & Parlor' (I think it was called).

In it, two women were having a conversation, out by the pool, about whether the various men there were husband material, when one said to the other, 'You can't judge a husband by his bathing suit'. To which the first one replied, 'No, but you can get a rouigh idea'.

Nothing wrong with that.

--GothamTomato


I have that movie. Great quote!


Anonymous said...
BarbH said...

This item is comical to me. A fight about speedos? Oh right. I am from a law background so if it is a private place saying to wear trunks, then, as a jacket and tie are required some places in order to dine, and shoes are required to be worn inside most stores, so be it. I like the male body, but I am not tantalized by it. My big city has the most well endowed men on earth, well able to be seen through normal clothing. I never hanker to see my lover's prize, slobber, slobber, on some other unknown guy, speedo or not. I am well brought up and not needy for the eye candy.

I know this is a gay post TLo, but this constant comparing of a milk producing organ, a tit, and the man's jewels and staff is so kindergarden and I am so sick of it. Bye the bye, fat, medium or small, (preferably perfect as in your image on top of hunk-o-speedo) any woman all wet and and feeling the good vibe can be erotic in swim wear, whether tasteful or not. You should see the pulchritude I see in the woman's dressing room at the gym. These "paid for" cretans that wallpaper your "In" collections would as a group wither in comparison, in no sense out sex them. I myself cover up a bit, it's all in how you are raised. I am straight and don't have to get all hot about seeing someone of the same sex or of the opposite sex. I ogle and like but it is far from a consitutional right issue to be able to look at a man's dick in public/private pool settings or elsewhere.

So if your argument TLo is that we as humanity are entitled to a peek, uh, if it is a private place...no we are not. It sounds like a self-esteem issue to me, not a brand name mankini issue. Ok, now hate me and ban me, I expect it. I live well and don't let things like this affront me at the core of my sexuality. My identity is what I choose it to be and I don't have to get it from someone else.

Good God, what on Earth are you babbling about? Next time try for more substance, less style hon. Your aimless ramblings never even approached a point (and they didn't make you sound wordy or cute or clever, either).

8/13/09 9:18 AM



Told ya!

wonk-wonk-wah-wonk-wonk-wah-wah
(In a Charlie Brown teacher voice)


And I respond:

Menomenah doot doooooo do do do Menomenah doot do-dee doo
Menomenah doot doooooo do-dee doo
do-dee doo
do-dee doo
do-dee doo doo doo doot doot do do do


"BarbHsaid: I am straight and don't have to get all hot about seeing someone of the same sex or of the opposite sex."



Whenever I hear someone making declarations like this I always think that the person they are really trying to convince is themselves.

--GothamTomato


and I'm not turned on by staring at a crotch, even if it's one on a hot guy. Mostly it makes me uncomfortable

I always thought "uncomfortable" was really just repressed attraction :)

Or maybe it's how I was brought up? I think certain things are private, and parts of the body, mine and others', fall into that category. I personally prefer that certain things don't go on display, and that may just be me. Of course, the fact that I don't like nearly visible genitals doesn't mean I'm going to start passing mandates about it. :)


I want to know where all these "visible genitals" speedos are. Despite T Lo's choice of picture for this post, most of the speedos I've ever seen don't show anything more than a bulge.


Anyone else totally creeped out by Anon at 7:49 AM? Anyone?


Donny B
8/13/09 11:32 AM Anyone else totally creeped out by Anon at 7:49AM? Anyone?


The Todd needs love, too!

Nubile ^5!


If you find that Speedo's provide too much information, you can always make this line from "Little Big Man" your mantra:

"I shall avert my eyes at the necessary moment."

Really, ultimately, who cares?

I always thought that the purpose of a bathing suit was to be as naked as possible without actually exposing one's reproductive organs to the light of day.


I don't really care about a ban on speedos in a privately owned resort, but frankly the comparisons of speedos to bikinis is disingenuous. Breasts are not analogous to male genitalia, female genitalia is analogous to male genitalia, and as someone has already mentioned, no one wants to see camel toe either (nor argues that it is particularly "appropriate".)

Breasts are analogous to pecs, and men get to wander around topless, so you can't win that argument.

Now, whether or not ppl should or should not find an outlined cock or pussy innappropriate in the company of children is a different matter.


kali said...

Breasts are analogous to pecs, and men get to wander around topless, so you can't win that argument
.

Yes, and people mentioned that too was unfair and that women should be able to go topless if men can. Too bad you were so distracted trying to be a know-it-all that you couldn't, I dunno, read the comments and understand what people were saying. Penises aren't directly analgous to breasts?!#@?! Thanks Dr. Grey. Everyone is wrong but you.


Cranky, anon. But I mentioned it because, in spite of one or two ppl mentioning it (though I did skip the last 50 comments or so) I still saw many more comments about how speedos are just like bikinis, and I thought it needed more mentioning that, no, not really.


I am SO with you guys about showing some thigh! As a child of the 60s/70s, I remember sexy cut-offs oh so well. My nephews have balked at Speedos for years, which I always found so prudish and puzzling! Guess they're not alone.


I think the only articles of clothing that should be banned at a swimming pool are those that come off if you dive in the pool.


Plus, as a woman, I can attest to having tried on several skimpy bikini's only to toss them back onto the reject rack because they were uncomfortable.

Not possessing the male package I can't be certain but the particular Speedo's in the picture don't look comfortable at all.


kali said...

Cranky, anon. But I mentioned it because, in spite of one or two ppl mentioning it (though I did skip the last 50 comments or so) I still saw many more comments about how speedos are just like bikinis, and I thought it needed more mentioning that, no, not really
.

Well, actually, yes, they pretty much are the same in that they are swimsuits giving the bare minimum amount of coverage according to what is acceptable to show by society's standards. Those standards being uneven is the topic being discussed, not the specifics of penises shooting sperm, babies coming from vaginas, and boobs "just" giving breast milk. That doesn't really have anything to do with the argument. Primary vs. secondary sexual characteristics don't really matter when you're discussing sexual characteristics of the genders in general. No one said breasts were the female biological equivalent of the penis, and it isn't even relevant. So again, thanks for the distracting and crap-ass anatomy lesson. It had nothing to do with anything.


I was a competitive swimmer from the age of 10 until high school and the coaches and competitors always wore Speedos. As a result, I don't "see" the junk in the front. They don't phase me like they would other people. They don't even have to be perfect.

Now, a rotund hairy man? Well, that's another story.


kali=BarbH

It's so obvious.


Anonymous said...

kali=BarbH

It's so obvious.



YUP!


Minou Mechant

"The poor dears just couldn't handle the attention and covered up their dainty flowers in response. Poo to that."

HAHAHA! I, too, hate those damn baggy shorts. Not so much for covering up the package--a little mystery can be a good thing, darlings (except of course when it is a little mystery, in which case at least you are deferring the disappointment)--but because all that fabric prevents me from admiring the firm curve of a fine ass. Poo, indeed!


I'm sorry, was there an article here? I seem to be distracted by something... why can't I see words? Where are the words?

Mmmmm..... yummy.


Anonymous said...

kali=BarbH

It's so obvious.

8/13/09 3:47 PM


... unlikely.

I was responding to the idea that males are actually the more repressed sex; I just don't buy it (although I suppose the rise of longer shorts coinciding with gay and female open appreciation of sexuality is pretty suspect, no matter what Michael Jordan has to do with it).


IMHO, the ideal is between the speedo and the boardshort. Remember Daniel Craig coming out of the water in Casino Royale? Now we're talking. Shows off the thighs, leaves enough to the imagination. Mmmm.


I am European and when I grew up literally everyone here was wearing them, including my dad, my bro and my cousins and all my male classmates. I don't really get what's wrong with them and why they aren't "family friendly". As long as women are still allowed skimpy bikinis showing off their genitals and their boobs, I think this decision is sexist. Whoever made up this stupid rule is desperately in need of psychotherapy, that's for sure.


You should have seen (and felt) the swimwear I wore as a little boy not long after the war. They might have been knitted, and they itched. Then, though much later, came nude beaches, so who needs swimwear anyway. Well, those who flocked to nude beaches just to watch, and there were some...

But isn't this just like the silly shorts soccer players wear? You could see a lot of leg until the mid 80-s, even something peeking out at times. The BBC actually repeated such a scene over and over again to advertise coming programmes. They seemed unaware.
My theory is that now hetero men realise it's too titilating, so it must not be seen. Cover all.
Isn't it so with the speedos?
*Martin / Netherlands.


Here's my thought on fat folks in bathing suits (which I realize isn't the point, but it struck me): In a society which is so body-shaming that many people, fat or thin, won't go to the beach or pool at all for fear of being judged "not swimsuit worthy" (like wearing a tankini is something you can earn), it takes a lot of self-confidence for a person of size to put on a bikini/Speedo and head out to the beach. I admire that self confidence. And if the sight isn't pleasing to my eye, I don't have to look.


Ha ha ha ha ha!!! This post is hilarious! Thanks for brightening my day, TLo!

~ muellersdayoff


I don't even know what you wrote because after I saw that picture at the top, everything kind of floated in and out of my brain.


I have to admit that I hope that the main pic moves further down with new TLo posts.

Between that bulbous crotch and Andre's wide open mouth, not necessarily the thing you want a coworker catching you watching at work, ya dig?


I think people are forgetting that a speedo outlines a man's business a little too well--look at the above picture, for chrissakes. The female equivalent would be a cameltoe, and since cameltoes aren't a common occurrence with bikini-wearers, you can't equate the two.

People also forget that family friendly means it's decided with CHILDREN in mind, not the adults who do or don't want to look at a man's crotch. CHILDREN. Who cares if you like the way a man looks in a speedo? And don't anybody give me crap about how "children don't care," because children notice everything.

/late to the party, will probably receive no response


Maybe some of us simply don't get the vapors over the idea that CHILDREN (why the all-caps?) might get a glimpse of male anatomy.


carlabarla
8/17/09 1:06 PM I think people are forgetting that a speedo outlines a man's business a little too well--look at the above picture, for chrissakes. The female equivalent would be a cameltoe, and since cameltoes aren't a common occurrence with bikini-wearers, you can't equate the two.

People also forget that family friendly means it's decided with CHILDREN in mind, not the adults who do or don't want to look at a man's crotch. CHILDREN. Who cares if you like the way a man looks in a speedo? And don't anybody give me crap about how "children don't care," because children notice everything.

/late to the party, will probably receive no response



I didn't know that Helen Lovejoy posted here!


LOL at CHILDREN.

So what if they see someone in a Speedo? They take their cues from their parents. If you show them it's not a big deal, then it won't be a big deal.
Besides, children have genitals too.
Jeeze Louise.


POO TO THAT...AMEN.

Move to Croatia....there are speedos aplenty there


Another victory for objectifying women while covering men up.
As bikini's get smaller, swim trunks get bigger & baggier...


I'm a teenager born in America. I was raised, as I'm sure everyone else has been in my generation, to think speedos are gross and disgusting and that bikinis are fine. I'm not saying that is right. It's just the truth. Anyway, so many people are being raised that way these days, it perhaps is more family-appropriate to not have them there. Anyway, the bikini and the speedo may have the same practical uses, but ultimately they are two different things in the way society perceives them.


It is really a freedom issue. Sure it's great when a hot dude wears a speedo, just like when a hot chick wears a bikini.

Is it bad when a seriously overweight chick wears a bikini?
Hmmm. Do I want to look at her? NO, but if that is what she wants to do, and it feels good for her, great.

Same for dudes...


I agree that Alton Towers ban on the male Speedo is ridiculous,but they have a right to have that ban. BUT you have also the right to organize a boycott and demostrate with pickets denousing their ban. Denostrate and boycott enough and Alton Towers would either have to lift the ban, or loose enough admissions income to have to close. Now, Speedo lovers, GO BOYCOTT AND PICKET ALTON TOWERS!!


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